By the way, both charity organizations I stitch for are always looking for new stitchers and always have new themes coming up, so if you think you'd like to donate a square or two, check out their linked websites from this link. The quilts go to such good causes (sick children and needy seniors) and it's kind of addicting searching for the right pattern to stitch for an active theme.
First up is a quilt featuring my Rainbow Mandala pattern and finished by World Of Charity Stitching.
This quilt featured the same pattern done in many color palettes by each stitcher. My block was a neon rainbow contribution, and you can see it here in the finished quilt top outlined in red.
Next up is another WOCS quilt. This one featured the same mitten outline with different fill patterns. (Incidentally, WOCS is currently doing another quilt along these lines, this time with butterflies.) I contributed two squares to this one, Leopard Print Mitten and Giraffe Print Mitten . These were actually my very first finishes for 2015. Both of them made it into a single finished quilt, and you can see both here in red.
The other organization I usually send squares to is Love Quilts (the USA branch). Unlike WOCS, which stitches by theme and then finds a recipient, Love Quilts takes signups for individual children whose parents have chosen a theme for the squares of their quilt.
That Baby Tinkerbell pattern I worked so hard on showed up nicely in this Disney princess themed quilt. This is going to a 7-year-old girl who has already gone through surgery and chemo for a rare type of tumor 3 years ago, and is currently undergoing a second round of treatment for a baseball sized tumor in another area of her body.
The last quilt I have to show you today was the one I finished my Friends for Life square for. The theme was realistic cats and dogs, and I admit my square is a little small next to a lot of the other contributions, but it ended up being a necessary evil due to time. This is going to a teenage girl who has quadriplegic cerebral palsy.
By the way, you can click on all of the quilt pictures to see them larger if you wish.
If you take a gander at my Finishes page you'll see several more finished squares for both organizations that have been sent in, but they haven't been made into finished quilts yet. If you enjoyed reading this post though, I'll do another one when a few more quilts have popped up.
I've made a bit of progress on my newest WOCS stitching project too. Here's where Sunshine by Satsuma Street is currently at:
It's coming along nicely. The main sun is almost done, except for I still need to get more of the yellow I ran out of. Once I finish the inner ring (that's what all the gaps in the rays is for) I'll start on the larger outer ring, and it will be ready to send off.
And I made a pitful bit of progress on my latest square for the Frosted Pumpkin Round Robin. Still now tower for Rapunzel yet, but the forest below her is finished...